In between games of their Western Conference Finals series against the Golden State Warriors last month, the DallasReading & Learning Center Mavericks – in conjunction with the Mavs Foundation — took time to lead a construction project and build a Reading & Learning Center at the Oak Cliff Boys & Girls Club.

The renovations included new flooring, technology, furniture, new tablet computers, paint, a Mavs wall mural, board games and new books.

“This is only the beginning,” Mavs CEO Cynt Marshall said. “We know the future of the Mavericks is bright, and so it should be for the kids of our community.”

The Mavs kicked off the summer for the kids at the Oak Cliff Boys & Girls Club earlier this week with a surprise reveal of the new space. Mavs Foundation board member Darlise Harrison, the ManiACCs, Mavs mascot Mavs Man and the D-Town Crew were on hand for the celebration.

Joining the 51 Learn & Play spaces built in North Texas by the Mavs Foundation over the years – including 22 Reading & Learning Centers Reading & Learning Centerand 29 basketball courts — the learning center in the Oak Cliff Boys & Girls Club will host programming for children ages 6-14 and will help foster healthy lifestyles, academic success and good character as future engaged citizens of the community.

“We hope they love this new space and that the tools help them learn and grow,” Marshall said. “We can’t thank our fans and our community enough for the support they give us all year round.

“We will keep doing our part to say thank you and take care of each other from this season into the next!”

Twitter: @DwainPrice

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